December 11, 1961

SAFETY

Twa 707 Lands Wheels-up at Idlewild

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Cl-41 Trainer Meets Demands Over Wide Speed Range

MISSILE ENGINEERING

Production Pace for Hawk Is Set By Quality Control

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SAFETY

Twa 707 Lands Wheels-up at Idlewild

On May 9, 1960, at 2049 GMT, a Trans World Airlines Boeing 707-331, N 765TW, crashed “wheels up” at New York International Airport. Eight of the 100 passengers aboard received mild injuries during evacuation. The aircraft sustained major damage as a result of contact with the runway and ensuing fire.
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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Cl-41 Trainer Meets Demands Over Wide Speed Range

Montreal—Canadair CL-41A jet trainer—forgiving of error in its low speed regime—can be used for primary training of fledgling pilots, yet still is hot enough at higher speeds to serve as a transitional aircraft for the advanced student or the experienced pilot.

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Production Pace for Hawk Is Set By Quality Control

Andover, Mass.—Raytheon Hawk missile system, continuing at peak production level for the U. S. Army, draws on more than 3,500 active suppliers of parts in a program whose costs since inception are climbing toward the $900million mark.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Geography Dictates Qantas’ Fleet Needs

Sydney—Australia’s insular position and its almost total dependence on international trade for economic growth have set the pattern for the route structure and aircraft performance requirements of Qantas Empire Airways, the nation’s international civil air arm.

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AVIONICS

Sp-30 to Allow Lower Dc-8 Minimums

Initial results of a joint Douglas Aircraft/Sperry Phoenix program which will improve the all-weather, low-approach capability of the Douglas DC-8 jet transport will be demonstrated to the aircraft’s operators late next month in flight tests at Long Beach, Calif.

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Letters

Procurement Cost Regarding the letter appearing in your magazine (AW Nov. 6, p. 120) concerning cost of procurement, I believe that Mr. Mela based on a few “facts” has overstated the situation. A basic error in the calculation is that he assumed a request for proposal for each of the 28 contracts, when in reality there was one request for each of the 14 study areas.
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MANAGEMENT

Industry Fights Planned Patent Changes

Washington—Aerospace and electronics manufacturers last week protested proposed changes in Defense Department patent rights regulations as “severe,” “unjust,” and “further chipping away at the private enterprise system.” The changes are to go into effect Feb. 1.

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AVIONICS

Study Urges Less Reliance on Computers

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Army Plans Hummingbird Tests in 1962

Augmented ejector-type turbojet propulsion system, aimed at providing maximum simplicity for ease of operation and maintenance in the field, characterizes the Model 330 Hummingbird vertical takeoff and landing vehicles. Lockheed-Marietta is building the vehicles for evaluation by the U. S. Army in 1962 (AW Oct. 16, p. 88).
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MANAGEMENT

New Defense Request to Total $51 Billion

Fiscal 1963 budget breakdown to give $21 billion to USAF, $15 billion to Navy, $13 billion to Army.

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